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  1. I am a 28 year old Sikh girl. I used to drink alcohol but I quit, I used to eat meat but I quit. I feel bad eating animals now and I know in our religion it’s preferred I don’t eat meat. I have never ever treated someone unequally or have had ego problems. I do my work honestly and help the community. I have a soft heart. I just really regret some decisions I made before which makes me feel like I’ll be put in an endless cycle again. I lost my virginity before marriage and I’ve been regretting it everyday. I don’t know how I can make up for this or what I can do to better practice my religion. I’m always scared I will go to a bad place after death but I always try to be an honest person. Can someone please guide me and tell me what’s right or wrong. I couldn’t find the answer to this. I dont know if god will forgive me and I feel really bad doing these mistakes I did
  2. Theres a older Sikh lady who lives down the road from us. She's around 76 years old and came to this country as a very young lady when they used to come in ships. Her life is quite sad. At her age she is still working, main reason being because her son who is around 50 years old is on drugs and drinks a lot too. This lady works at the same place as my mother. When my mother asked her at work why she is still working and that she should be retired and relaxing, the lady started crying and told my mum how her son is heavily dependant on drugs and alcohol, and that if she does not give him money to buy the drugs he will die. She said whatever he is he is still her son, she said how can she let her own son die, when she can actually work and give him money. She actually sees not giving him money as killing her own son. She said she has sent him rehab so many times over the decades and spent so much money on treatment but he just doesnt stop. So this Bibi in her 70s is working full time to keep her son alive so he can buy his drugs. I often see this man rummaging through public bins looking for cigarettes and picking cigarettes from the streets. Hes been wearing the same Jean's, jacket and shoes for years. Is she as a mother and a Sikh doing the right thing? Working so she can give him the money that he needs to buy the stuff that he is so dependent on? What would be the right thing to do in this situation? Two options in this situation, either she let's go and let's him die, or she continues working. I am not judging this Bibi at all, my heart goes out to her and all the parents in her situation. Its heartbreaking stuff. Shes a amritdhari lady, I saw her the other day she was cleaning her front drive with a broom and hose pipe, was really sad seeing her ... So my question is what would you do in this situation? Give up? Or continue working in your 70s? What would you as a Sikh do in this situation? Would your decision as a parent be different to your decision as a Sikh?
  3. It's the issue that nobody wants to speak about. It's the issue that dares not speak it's name. Some will say don't speak about it because it's castist while others will dismiss it because it interferes with their pre-held misconceptions about how 'poor and vulnerable' the Afghan Sikhs are. Meanwhile, the Sikhs that live in the Afghan Sikh heartlands of Hounslow and Southall in West London have seen the real side. The dark side. The people of Southall have had to watch their town become the Heroin capital of London, where there is just so much heroin that it's even cheaper in many cases than bottled water. They know who has been bringing this mind-blowing amount of heroin over and they've seen which group has gone from paupers to flashy millionairres literally overnight. Everyone of them has amassed an amazing amount of money over the course of a few years and we all know how they've done it.....we especially know when working class Sikhs in Southall keep dying of drug overdoses, but now, thankfully, the Police and national serious crime squads have started their crackdown. Just one little group of 5 of them were found with millions in cash and kilos of heroin. Hopefully, the police will go after the rest of them too. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7707273/Ten-suspected-money-laundering-gang-members-arrested-smuggling-15million-cash.html
  4. Thats daniella westbrook, she played sam in eastenders.
  5. interesting lecture, history of tobacco in India
  6. Which one of these ? Pakistan wants to destroy sikhi and is throwing drugs on the indian side of border . This was shown in movie "Udta Punjab". Indian govt is aware of pakistan doing it but couldn't care any lesser because it helps keep sikhs broken and pacified so they don't do another insurgency like the 80s. Indian govt is purposely doing it so as to destroy sikhi youth and thus destroy any rebellious tendencies so as to safeguard its own territorial integrity. Badal ke are involved. Its more of a social issue than a political one . And sellouts among sikhs and gangster elements responsible for drug menace
  7. Thought id share this video as I just come across it after being at a wedding this weekend. Im guessing many peeps on this site dont drink or do drugs but if you do, this is a good watch
  8. VJKK VJF Sangat Ji, I'm hearing that Nihang Singhs put 5 leaves of cannabis in degh. What is this for and why is this? I mean cannabis... cannabis. I'm kind of (not) getting to grips what jhatka meat is about but cannabis? Someone please enlighten me. VJKK VJKF
  9. http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2017/04/20/nine-sentenced-for-3-million-telford-cannabis-operation/
  10. Sarbat Khalsa appointed Jathedars announce to initiate anti-drug pilgrimage in Punjab By Sikh24 Editors - August 7, 2016 TARN TARAN, Punjab—As per directions of Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara, the Sarbat Khalsa appointed Jathedars have announced to initiate an anti-drug pilgrimage across Punjab to encourage the youth towards Sikhi. The pilgrimage will start from Sri Fatehgarh Sahib on August 16 and will cover almost all major towns of Punjab during a month long program scheduled to be end on September 15 at Sri Anandpur Sahib. Addressing the media at Gurdwara Sahib of Rasulpur (Tarn Taran), interim Jathedar Dhian Singh Mand said that drugs and superstitions have engulfed the sacred land of Punjab. “Youth of Punjab was diverting towards drugs and there is no scope of improvement in dirty politics of Punjab,” he told Sikh24. “Along with political parties, the SGPC is also fully responsible for the worst condition of Punjab,” Bhai Mand said. “We are carrying out this program as per directions of Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara who is keen to encourage youth of Punjab towards Sikhi. This month long pilgrimage for preachment of Sikhi is being started as per his directions,” he said. He added that 6 stages are scheduled to be organized during the daily program in which renowned Dhadis, Kavishars and Kirtanis will address the religious discourse to the masses. Jathedar Dhian Singh mand has appealed the Sikh institutions to extend support in this pilgrimage. Detail of the pilgrimage is as follow: August 16, 2016 – Fatehgarh Sahib August 17, 2016 – Khanna August 18, 2016 – Patiala August 19, 2016 – Sangrur August 21, 2016 – Mansa August 22, 2016 – Barnala August 23, 2016 – Bathinda August 24, 2016 – Faridkot August 26, 2016 – Mukatsar Sahib August 27, 2016 – Fazilka August 28, 2016 – Ferozepur August 29, 2016 – Moga August 30, 2016 – Jagrawan August 31, 2016 – Ludhiana September 2, 2016 – Nawanshehar September 3, 2016 – Hoshiarpur September 4, 2016 – Pathankot September 5, 2016 – Gurdaspur September 6, 2016 – Batala September 7, 2016 – Sri Amritsar Sahib September 9, 2016 – Patti September 10, 2016 – Tarn Taran September 11, 2016 – Kapurthala September 12, 2016 – Jalandhar September 13, 2016 – Mohali September 14, 2016 – Ropar September 15, 2016 – Sri Anandpur Sahib Jathedar Baljit Singh Daduwal, Bhai Mohkam Singh (President, United Akali Dal), Bhai Satnam Singh Manawa, Bhai Sikandar Singh Warana, Baba Bira Singh Kar Sewa Wale, Baba Pritpal Singh Rasulpur, Baba Sahib Singh Gujjarpura, Baba Harpal Singh Baler, Baba Sawinder Singh Chohla Sahib, Bhai Balwant Singh Gopala, Bhai Baljit Singh patti, Baba L;akhwinder Singh Jaura, Bhai Harpal Singh Warana and others were present on this occasion. https://www.sikh24.com/2016/08/07/sarbat-khalsa-appointed-jathedars-announce-to-initiate-anti-drug-pilgrimage-in-punjab/#.V7NgMffD_qA Daas honestly thinks it's the 40% of the Non-Sikhs taking Drugs in Punjab especially since 40% of Punjab is on drugs, according to the demographics.
  11. To the 100% of the posters on the 'Shaheedi Degh' thread on the main page I have one very quick and simple question: Can you guys please explain to the rest of us in what way would a substance that is universally acknowleded to negatively distort a man's perception of time, space, poor co-ordination of movement ,substantially reduced reaction time and sensory distortion would be of any benefit to a Sikh warrior wielding several swords at the same time against multiple enemies ? Man, when he enjoys a drug, will go to any lengths in order to justify it. The worst of them will even use religion to justify it. Just as an example...on the main thread on the main page...one of these type of men posts a list of the "health benefits". No mention, however, of the proven psychosis, the panic and anxiety, the increased heart-rate (increasing the chance of heart attack and......right now...perhaps you should all reflect on how this fast heart racing man is in direct contradiction with the slow, calm pulse man sitting in samadh that our Gurus taught us to be and ordered us to be......and yet the boys on the main thread even go as far as saying Sri Guru Gobind Singh ordered all Sikhs to take that drug and be merry). Anyway, back to the list that the original poster of the original thread likes to pretend doesn't exist: Depression. Not least the natural low that comes after the initial high (and yet the little boys on the other thread claim that Sri Gobind Singh ji ordered Sikhs to take this depression inducing substance in order to stay in chardi kala !) Reduced resistance to common illnesses, with users far more likely to develop a supression of the immune system making them far more susceptible to illnesses such as colds etc. Growth disorders. Increase of abnormally structured cells in the body. Reduction of male sex hormones. Impotence. Rapid destruction of lung fibres. Reduced ability to learn and process information. Inability to understand things clearly. Apathy and lack of motivation. And yet 100% of the people on that main thread say its a great thing and Sri Gobind Singh Ji instructed all Sikhs to take it Lets take that last point as an example - Apathy and lack of motivation : When you're a Hindu Sadhu, who's whole purpose of existence is to sit there and take the substance all day every day and rely on offerings from people as a living 'shaheedi degh' is most definately the best thing for that lifestyle. When however, you are a Sikh who is supposed to be part of society, work hard, progress yourself and family, be active and sporty, have excellent spatial awareness in order to fight, be forever alert and aware, have a controlled heart rate, be aware of time and space etc........shaheedi degh is the complete opposite of what you should take. So, back to the question: Can you guys please explain to the rest of us in what way would a substance that is universally acknowleded to negatively distort a man's perception of time, space, poor co-ordination of movement ,substantially reduced reaction time and sensory distortion would be of any benefit to a Sikh warrior wielding several swords at the same time against multiple enemies ?
  12. http://canadiancentreforaddictions.org/one-private-rehab-center-canada-voices-concern-indo-canadian-addiction-problems/#
  13. I just remembered caffeine is a drug. So is it forbidden or nah? And how do we decide what drugs are okay and which aren't?
  14. 1 in 3 of us will have to face cancer in our lives. None of us should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will. Drug and Alcohol abuse in Punjab has also reached epidemic proportions. Lions MMA are looking to address the Cancer, Drugs and Alcohol issues both here in the UK and in Punjab. How can you get involved? Why not join Lions MMA on 24th Oct 2015 and participate in a 5k fun run or 2.5k walk to raise funds. The run/walk is designed for all ages to take part, no matter how old or young. For further information please contact info@lionsmma.net or register at www.lionsmma.net To donate please follow: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/lionsmma5k
  15. As per the India religious census data of 2011, released by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner on Tuesday, the total population of India back in 2011 was 1.21 billion people. Currently in 2015 the population of India is estimated to be just under 1.3 billion people. In 2011, the Hindu population was 966.3 million (79.8 per cent); Muslim 172.2 million (14.2 per cent); Christian 27.8 million (2.3 per cent); Sikh 20.8 million (1.7 per cent); Buddhist 8.4 million (0.7 per cent); Jain 4.5 million (0.4 per cent), Other religions & persuasions (ORP) 7.9 million (0.7 per cent), religion not stated 2.9 million (0.2 per cent). The proportion of Muslim population to total population has increased by 6% by 2011 from 2001, the census data said. The proportion of Hindu population to total population in 2011 has marginally declined by 1% between 2001 to 2011. Falling most of all the Sikh population proportion declined by over 10% in the period between 2001 to 2011. There was no significant change in the proportion of Christians in India between 2001 to 2011. As per the 2001 census, India's total population was 1.029 billion of which the Hindu population comprised 827.5 million (80.45 per cent) and Muslims were 138 million (13.4 per cent). Christians in 2001 stood at 24 million (2.3%) of the total population and with Sikhs being 19.2 million (1.9%) back in 2001. The growth rate of population in the decade 2001-2011 was 17.7 per cent. The growth rate of population of the different religious communities between 2001-2011 was as: Hindus: 16.8 per cent; Muslim: 24.6 per cent; Christian: 15.5 per cent; Sikh: 8.4 per cent; The distribution is total population by six major religious communities namely, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain besides 'Other Religions and Persuasions' and 'Religion not stated'. Is it now about time that we focus on the basics of where our Panth stands in relation to social indices and the problems of female infanticide, drugs, biraderi apartheid, cancer, illiteracy, alcohol and poverty affecting us. With the Sikh population projected to decline to below 50% of the Punjab as a result of state-sponsored Balmiki and Dera Ballan apartheid mandirs re-classifying current day Sikhs into tomorrow's Hindutva slave votebank is it not about time that we focus everything upon uplifting the Panth rather than focussing on the same tired old sloganeering that has not achieved anything meaningful against the apparatus of a terrorist state which is backed and supported by the USA, Russia, China, UK, France, Canada, Australia, Japan, Italy etc. Hindu's in 1984 numbered around 600million whilst Sikhs numbered around 15million back then. Hindu's in India now number over one billion people and Sikhs in India are just over 20 million as a result of the systematic exlusion of sehajdhari non-Punjabi Sikhs from the Sikh Panth's population figures following on from the 1950 Maryada definition of a Sikh that was welcomed deliriously by Nehru, Congress(Indira) and Hindutva forces. Because at a stroke exluding tens of millions of Ravidassia's, Kabirpanthi's, Satnami's, Sindhi's, Balmiki's, Banjara's, Hindu Punjabi's (who had all previously been accepted as Sikhs on account of attending Gurdwara's and respecting Gurbani) prevented, from our opponent's point of view, a Sikh population in excess of 100 million back in 1984 (that Indira Gandhi would never even have dared to provoke) let alone how many Sikhs there could have been today in 2015. We can still get to the stage one day if instead of sending sincere Gursikhs to voluntarily rot out their lives in jail when our opponents get their goons to do Beadbi, we instead make sure to distribute 100 Gutke in non-Punjabi languages to disseminate the truth of Sikhi further and wider among the poor of India, Asia and Africa primarily. It's about time we look for reasons to welcome and include people within the Sikh Panth rather than looking for every possible reason to exclude people from being included as fellow members of the Sikh Panth. If our opponents succeed (due to our lack of action and urgency in tackling the issues that affect us by concentrating on the wrong priorities) in reducing the Sikh percentage of the Punjab population to below 50% by 2021, then it is almost inevitable that the following assault on the Sikh population will be to re-classify all sehajdhari Punjabi Sikhs as falsely being non-Sikhs. So that the opponents of Sikhi can permanently define Sikhs as a permanent demographic minority even within Punjab and as always they will use our own frontmen to inflict this damage on our Panth.
  16. Many of you would have seen these videos before but I saw them for the first time a few days ago and I don't mind telling you that they have played on mind ever since, leaving me feeling unbelievably sad. On many previous occassions when people here have started threads about the drugs situation I have been very critical of the fact that Punjab counts things such as a 'beer' and 'cough syrup' as drugs. I stand by that criticism because what we can clearly see from the videos below is that the masses there do not see any difference between a beer and heroin, a glass of wine and Ice, a cough syrup and cocaine. The official Punjab anti-drugs campaign doesn't help either. They're slogan is 'Stop doing Drugs.....They are Injurious to Health'. Injurious to health ? :omg: My word that is the understatement of the century. These drugs that are now spreading through the people of Punjab like wildfire ane not just injurious to health they are destroyers of lives and whole societies. Now think about it, the only people we here in the west see smoking heroin are those decrepit junkies who are at the very bottom of society, usually dirty homeless bums. I listed to katha from a baba, I forget his name, last year at Park Avenue Gurdwara, and he was telling the sangat how now in Punjab the boys and girls had also become addicted to the next thing sweeping across Punjab. He said it is called 'chita' in Punjab. I didn't think any more of it but one of the videos below clarifies that it is in fact cocaine and it, along with crack cocaine, is now widely available and mainstream in Punjab. We here in western Europe with our high population in tightly packed urban areas have largely been spared the scourge of methamphetamine (ice), but our friends in America, Canada and Australia (with their large open spaces needed to cook the drug) will tell you of the sheer devastation, both physical and social, it has brought. I have been told by many people that Punjabis from America and Canada have been using their rural family farmhouses in Punjab to both cook and distribute ice across Punjab and now it too is spreading like wildfire out there. I dispair. I truly do. When our girls and our dastar wearing long bearded babas are like this...what hope for our boys ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzkzR1_8Jtw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YShZpCZOPxw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOzAA0KESBA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viaT5iqN7nE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_X11WZ_YQw We (in the west) are not and never will be in as bad a situation as Punjab but we should also not forget that things are not that rosy here too, especially our den of inequity: Southall.
  17. As an observer of humanity and society I see how western culture is all about hedonist lifestyles where getting drunk or taking drugs is the main highlight of a often depressing week. I see how the drugs epidemic has taken its hold of youth in punjab because they either think its cool getting zoned out or their lives are that depressing and no hope they just want to not face up to reality of their life. Now as a follower of the Sikh religion, I dont have any need for intoxicants. I get high and spiritual uplifting from reading about Sikh history, Sikh scriptures and mediating on Waheguru. We have to ask people, particularly our younger generation who are falling in the traps of atheist lifestyles via peer pressure and social media....... which is more healthier for their mind, bodies and society in the long run. Sikhi or intoxicants?
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    My best friend for the whole of high school is having a sweet 16th party. I know that they will be drinking and smoking weed which I know will ring alarm bells in our heads. But it wont be the same if I dont go. So should I go but not do anything bad and be the 'designated driver'. Its his special day but I really dont want to get mixed in with the wrong crowd. What should I do sangat ? Please help
  19. Busting a drugs racket involving smugglers from India and Pakistan, police Tuesday recovered 19 kg heroin and arrested four people, including a BSF trooper, from Punjab's border Tarn Taran district. Following the interrogation of three arrested smugglers, police also arrested a Border Security Force (BSF) trooper who used to help the smugglers in the drugs racket. The heroin recovered is worth about Rs.95 crore in the international market, police officials said. Tarn Taran police chief Rajjit Singh said Tuesday that that the drugs haul was made in a joint operation by the district police and the State Special Operations Cell (SSOC). Three people, Rachpal Singh, Gurwinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh, all belonging to Tarn Taran district, 280 km from here, were arrested, he said. Rachpal Singh was the kingpin of the drugs racket on the Indian side and was in touch with Pakistan-based smugglers, the police chief said, adding the heroin stock was recovered from Sarhali village. He said that BSF constable Gurpreet Singh was nabbed after a trap was laid following information provided by the arrested smugglers. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/360529/19-kg-heroin-seized-punjab.html
  20. This trend if not stopped will get worse and worse, seriously what alternatives are there, whos's to blame? Alarming rise in HIV among drug addicts Against the national average of 10% among injectable drug users, the count stands much high at 40% in Amritsar and 27% in Tarn Taran Perneet Singh Tribune News Service (Above) the locked gate of the de-addiction centre at Kairon village in Tarn Taran district and (Below) drug wrappers and injections lie strewn at a deserted building next to the Civil Hospital. Photos: Vishal Kumar Tarn Taran, January 7 The rampant drug addiction among youths in Punjab is putting them at the risk of bigger danger — HIV infection. The HIV prevalence among injectable drug users (IDUs) is 27 per cent in Tarn Taran and 40 per cent in Amritsar, much above the national average of 10 per cent. The Opiod Substitution Therapy (OST) Centre here has over 1,000 registered male patients, of whom 180 have been regularly visiting the centre to avail the treatment. Amritsar too has an OST Centre with 420 men listed with it; 90 have been visiting regularly for treatment. Confirming the figures, the centre’s nodal officer, Dr Rana Ranbir Singh, said most alarming was the fact that HIV prevalence had far exceeded the national average in these border areas. OST centres are an initiative of the National Aids Control Organisation, which provides free medicines for the treatment of IDUs. Sources said one of the main reasons behind the increasing number of IDUs was that addicts find injecting drugs cost-effective. By injecting drugs, primarily heroin, into their veins, they get a high with a small quantity of the drug. On the other hand, addicts end up wasting a part of the heroin if they sniff it, said sources. Apart from heroin, the border belt youth are getting hooked on to smack and pharmaceutical drugs like morphine. The addicts mostly are in the 20-40 age group, but they cut across different sections of the society. Another cause for concern was the easy availability of drugs, which was corroborated by various individuals. An addict from Sakhyawali village said he never faced any problem in getting his daily dose. He said most of those dealing in the drug trade themselves were addicts. A physician from Guru Ka Khu village said drug peddlers and addicts could easily be spotted on the streets carrying out their deals in a secretive manner. “Some people even run the drug racket from their houses,” he said. Among the areas where drug addiction is on the rise in Tarn Taran are Patti, Khemkaran, Valtoha and Khalra, besides villages like Kazikot, Valipur, Bugga, Palsora, Fatehchak and Muradpur. De-addiction facilities ill-equipped Though drug addiction is rising in the border belt, de-addiction facilities seem to be unmatchable. A couple of months back, only the district headquarters had de-addiction and OST centres in its civil hospital. The de-addiction centre in Patti got functional two months ago, but it is yet to start proper medication of addicts. A de-addiction centre located at Kairon village near Patti has been lying shut for the past sometime while the infrastructure inside it is rotting. The authorities have neither shifted its furniture to a hospital nor put the building to an alternative use. This, despite the fact that addicts from Patti had been visiting Tarn Taran for treatment in the past. Dr Rana, also the in-charge of the Patti centre, said the town will soon have its own OST centre and Tarn Taran will become the first district in the country to have two OST centres. Worst-hit areas in Tarn Taran Patti, Khemkaran, Valtoha and Khalra and villages like Kazikot, Valipur, Bugga, Palsora, Fatehchak and Muradpur. Addicts using deserted buildings Drug addicts have been exploiting the premises of government hospitals and de-addiction centres to have their daily dose of drugs. The Tribune team spotted the leftovers of paper used to sniff drugs at a deserted building of the Panchayati Raj Department located on the premises of the Tarn Taran Civil Hospital, besides a room inside the de-addiction centre building in Patti. Superintendent of Police (detective) Harvinder Singh said he would be issuing orders to all station house officers to keep an eye on deserted buildings in the district.
  21. *****Youth Show Tonight***** A recent study stuggests that 70% of Panjabs youth are hooked on drugs. Bhaji Sarbjit Singh RajoanaTv along with a Pharmaceutical expert will discuss this issue that India wants to sweep under the carpet. During the 80s Sikhs were mowed down with bullets, are they now using needles and illegal chemists to finish the job? WATCH TO FIND OUT TONIGHT, SANGAT TV CH. 847, 8.30 UK TIME. Watch online at http://sangattelevision.org/ Please let others know to tune in.
  22. After making the people of Panjab addicted to liquor, drugs, dividing them into different deras; now are trying to make the state a gambling den. http://timesofindia....ow/15337885.cms
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